It’s summer. There should be a little fun here. Posts about fun may not be my forte, but what the heck. I guess I have always thought that the small joys experienced in our everyday life that make us laugh are best. I enjoy these daily, and still tend to think that ‘joys’ and ‘jokes’ … Read moreJust for Fun — Celebrate National Tell a Joke Day
– GMO being only one Last year in Oregon there was a state initiative to demand labeling of GMO (genetically modified organism) products. It failed, but only after a razor-thin result which demanded an automatic recount. Most of the small farmers, along with the environmentalists and health advocates, supported the ban, but did not … Read moreDebunking 3 Myths about PLU food codes
The 1st Rule of Aging well – Avoid the Landmines That first rule is actually not mine. I saw it years ago somewhere, but it always puts prevention in perspective for me. I think of it as being Mindful to Avoid the Landmines. We hear so much about what to eat, drugs to take, exercise … Read moreMy Baker’s Dozen SAFETY CHECK LIST
Does this sound somewhat familiar? You enter a doctor’s office for the first time; you look around awkwardly. You are handed a clipboard with numerous forms on it (unless you were instructed to fill them out electronically from home). There could be a big bad surprise in that pile of……………..forms. Typically, people don’t LIKE going … Read moreAn ABN form could cost you LOTS of money. —Do you know what it is?
A party-neutral exploration. Under the ‘live and learn’ category, I had a recent eye-opening discovery myself. While it was something I had HEARD before, I never quite put the historical 2 + 2 together. Humorous too that it was in the political realm, to which I pay quite a bit of attention. A couple weeks … Read moreMICRO POST – Does the Definition of Minority Divide this Country?
I have a close friend who hates the word ‘happy’ and rather detests being asked if she is happy. “It’s like a trick question” she once told me. Yet, I know another man who adamantly insists that no matter what his mood changes are, he KNOWS that ‘happiness’ is the same as contentment (pure and … Read moreThe Happiness Trap – How to Avoid Snares
A post for April 15th (tax day) has to have some reward attached. This one is special, containing an idea with both pleasure and benefit. Before moving to Oregon we had a spa (hot tub). It was relaxing and very little trouble – mainly because we didn’t own it and it wasn’t our responsibility. Along … Read morePassive Heating – for People – not just Places
What you can do to mitigate damage Partially I am writing as penance for the pie-plug on my last post about Pi(e). So here goes. I am obligated to take continuing education credits, and I recently took a course on ‘Reversing Diabetes’ and the different types – 1,1.5, 2 and 3. “Really” you may wonder … Read moreAlzheimer’s & Diabetes Collude
I am posting this a few days early so you won’t miss Pi(e)day – a once in a lifetime occurrence. On March 14, 2015 at exactly 9:26:53 am (and pm) it will be the long-awaited Pi time. [These numbers: 3/14/15, 9:26:53 are the first 10 digits of Pi (π) the mathematical constant.] So let’s talk … Read moreMICRO POST….. Pi(e) Day is Coming — A Celebration of the Ages
– it may NOT BE High Blood Pressure. Tips to Safeguard yourself. I generally have good blood pressure (BP) levels – but I still watch it periodically. Not everyone is so lucky. What if your doctor tells you that you have high blood pressure (or hypertension) and that it is natural as you age? Are … Read moreA Secret about Age and High Blood Pressure